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Watercolour drawings of Speakers of the House of Commons by Thomas Athow, early 19th century

45 watercolour copies of portraits of Speakers of the House of Commons from Thomas More (1478-1535) to the Rt. Hon. Charles Manners Sutton (1780-1845) painted from portraits in the Speaker’s House as well as private collections. The watercolours were produced in the early 19th century, probably by a landscape and portrait painter named Thomas Athow (fl. 1806-1822), and many of the same portraits appear in the Sutherland collection at the Ashmolean. The collection is bound in an album, at the front of which is a printed list of Speakers that has been annotated to indicate which are represented.

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Unknown man called Sir Thomas Hungerford, attributed to Thomas Athow, after  Unknown artist - NPG D23245

Unknown man called Sir Thomas Hungerford

attributed to Thomas Athow, after Unknown artist
watercolour, early 19th century
NPG D23245

Richard Rich, 1st Baron Rich, attributed to Thomas Athow, after  Unknown artist, possibly after  Hans Holbein the Younger - NPG D23248

Richard Rich, 1st Baron Rich

attributed to Thomas Athow, after Unknown artist, possibly after Hans Holbein the Younger
watercolour, early 19th century
NPG D23248

Sir John Baker, attributed to Thomas Athow, after  Unknown artist - NPG D23249

Sir John Baker

attributed to Thomas Athow, after Unknown artist
watercolour, early 19th century
NPG D23249

Called Sir James Dyer, attributed to Thomas Athow, after  Unknown artist - NPG D23250

Called Sir James Dyer

attributed to Thomas Athow, after Unknown artist
watercolour, early 19th century
NPG D23250

Called Robert Brooke (Sir Robert Broke), attributed to Thomas Athow, after  Unknown artist - NPG D23251

Called Robert Brooke (Sir Robert Broke)

attributed to Thomas Athow, after Unknown artist
watercolour, early 19th century
NPG D23251

Called Clement Higham (Sir Clement Heigham), attributed to Thomas Athow, after  Unknown artist - NPG D23252

Called Clement Higham (Sir Clement Heigham)

attributed to Thomas Athow, after Unknown artist
watercolour, early 19th century
NPG D23252

Sir Robert Bell, attributed to Thomas Athow, after  Unknown artist - NPG D23255

Sir Robert Bell

attributed to Thomas Athow, after Unknown artist
watercolour, early 19th century
NPG D23255

Sir John Croke, attributed to Thomas Athow, after  Unknown artist - NPG D23257

Sir John Croke

attributed to Thomas Athow, after Unknown artist
watercolour, early 19th century
NPG D23257

Sir Edward Phelips, attributed to Thomas Athow, after  Unknown artist - NPG D23258

Sir Edward Phelips

attributed to Thomas Athow, after Unknown artist
watercolour, early 19th century
NPG D23258

Sir Thomas Richardson, attributed to Thomas Athow, after  Unknown artist - NPG D23260

Sir Thomas Richardson

attributed to Thomas Athow, after Unknown artist
watercolour, early 19th century
NPG D23260

Heneage Finch, 1st Earl of Nottingham, formerly known as Sir Heneage Finch, attributed to Thomas Athow, after  John Michael Wright - NPG D23262

Heneage Finch, 1st Earl of Nottingham, formerly known as Sir Heneage Finch

attributed to Thomas Athow, after John Michael Wright
watercolour, early 19th century
NPG D23262

Francis Rous, attributed to Thomas Athow, after  Unknown artist - NPG D23266

Francis Rous

attributed to Thomas Athow, after Unknown artist
watercolour, early 19th century
NPG D23266

Sir Thomas Widdrington, attributed to Thomas Athow, after  Unknown artist - NPG D23267

Sir Thomas Widdrington

attributed to Thomas Athow, after Unknown artist
watercolour, early 19th century
NPG D23267

Sir Robert Sawyer, attributed to Thomas Athow, after  Unknown artist - NPG D23271

Sir Robert Sawyer

attributed to Thomas Athow, after Unknown artist
watercolour, early 19th century
NPG D23271

Sir William Gregory, attributed to Thomas Athow, after  Unknown artist - NPG D23272

Sir William Gregory

attributed to Thomas Athow, after Unknown artist
watercolour, early 19th century
NPG D23272

Henry Powle, attributed to Thomas Athow, possibly after  Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt - NPG D23273

Henry Powle

attributed to Thomas Athow, possibly after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
watercolour, early 19th century
NPG D23273

Paul Foley, attributed to Thomas Athow, after  Unknown artist - NPG D23274

Paul Foley

attributed to Thomas Athow, after Unknown artist
watercolour, early 19th century
NPG D23274

Fletcher Norton, 1st Baron Grantley, attributed to Thomas Athow, after  Unknown artist - NPG D23283

Fletcher Norton, 1st Baron Grantley

attributed to Thomas Athow, after Unknown artist
watercolour, early 19th century
NPG D23283

Sir Thomas More, attributed to Thomas Athow, after  Hans Holbein the Younger - NPG D23246

Sir Thomas More

attributed to Thomas Athow, after Hans Holbein the Younger
watercolour, early 19th century
NPG D23246

Possibly fictitious portrait of Richard Onslow, attributed to Thomas Athow, after  Unknown artist, after  Unknown artist - NPG D23253

Possibly fictitious portrait of Richard Onslow

attributed to Thomas Athow, after Unknown artist, after Unknown artist
watercolour, early 19th century
NPG D23253

Sir Christopher Wray, attributed to Thomas Athow, after  Mather Brown, after  Unknown artist - NPG D23254

Sir Christopher Wray

attributed to Thomas Athow, after Mather Brown, after Unknown artist
watercolour, early 19th century
NPG D23254

Sir John Glanville, attributed to Thomas Athow, after  Unknown artist - NPG D23264

Sir John Glanville

attributed to Thomas Athow, after Unknown artist
watercolour, early 19th century
NPG D23264

William Lenthall, attributed to Thomas Athow, after  Henry Peart the Elder - NPG D23265

William Lenthall

attributed to Thomas Athow, after Henry Peart the Elder
watercolour, early 19th century
NPG D23265

Sir Harbottle Grimston, 2nd Bt, attributed to Thomas Athow, after  John Riley - NPG D23268

Sir Harbottle Grimston, 2nd Bt

attributed to Thomas Athow, after John Riley
watercolour, early 19th century
NPG D23268

Sir Edward Turnor (Turnour), attributed to Thomas Athow, after  John Michael Wright - NPG D23269

Sir Edward Turnor (Turnour)

attributed to Thomas Athow, after John Michael Wright
watercolour, early 19th century
NPG D23269

Sir Edward Seymour, 4th Bt, attributed to Thomas Athow, after  James Lonsdale, possibly after  Sir Peter Lely - NPG D23270

Sir Edward Seymour, 4th Bt

attributed to Thomas Athow, after James Lonsdale, possibly after Sir Peter Lely
watercolour, early 19th century
NPG D23270

John Smith, attributed to Thomas Athow, after  Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt - NPG D23276

John Smith

attributed to Thomas Athow, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
watercolour, early 19th century
NPG D23276

Richard Onslow, 1st Baron Onslow, attributed to Thomas Athow, after  Unknown artist - NPG D23277

Richard Onslow, 1st Baron Onslow

attributed to Thomas Athow, after Unknown artist
watercolour, early 19th century
NPG D23277

Spencer Compton, Earl of Wilmington, attributed to Thomas Athow, after  Unknown artist, after  Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt - NPG D23280

Spencer Compton, Earl of Wilmington

attributed to Thomas Athow, after Unknown artist, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
watercolour, early 19th century
NPG D23280

Arthur Onslow, attributed to Thomas Athow, after  Unknown artist, after  Hans Hysing - NPG D23281

Arthur Onslow

attributed to Thomas Athow, after Unknown artist, after Hans Hysing
watercolour, early 19th century
NPG D23281

Charles Wolfran Cornwall, attributed to Thomas Athow, after  Thomas Phillips, after  Thomas Gainsborough - NPG D23284

Charles Wolfran Cornwall

attributed to Thomas Athow, after Thomas Phillips, after Thomas Gainsborough
watercolour, early 19th century
NPG D23284

Thomas Audley, Baron Audley of Walden, attributed to Thomas Athow, after  Thomas Phillips, after  Hans Holbein the Younger - NPG D23247

Thomas Audley, Baron Audley of Walden

attributed to Thomas Athow, after Thomas Phillips, after Hans Holbein the Younger
watercolour, early 19th century
NPG D23247

Sir Edward Coke, attributed to Thomas Athow, after  Unknown artist, after  Cornelius Johnson - NPG D23256

Sir Edward Coke

attributed to Thomas Athow, after Unknown artist, after Cornelius Johnson
watercolour, early 19th century
NPG D23256

John Finch, 1st Baron Finch, attributed to Thomas Athow, after  Unknown artist, probably after  Sir Anthony Van Dyck - NPG D23263

John Finch, 1st Baron Finch

attributed to Thomas Athow, after Unknown artist, probably after Sir Anthony Van Dyck
watercolour, early 19th century
NPG D23263

Robert Harley, 1st Earl of Oxford, attributed to Thomas Athow, after  Unknown artist, after  Jonathan Richardson - NPG D23275

Robert Harley, 1st Earl of Oxford

attributed to Thomas Athow, after Unknown artist, after Jonathan Richardson
watercolour, early 19th century
NPG D23275

Sir John Cust, 3rd Bt, attributed to Thomas Athow, after  John Rising, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D23282

Sir John Cust, 3rd Bt

attributed to Thomas Athow, after John Rising, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
watercolour, early 19th century
NPG D23282

William Wyndham Grenville, 1st Baron Grenville, attributed to Thomas Athow, after  John Hoppner - NPG D23285

William Wyndham Grenville, 1st Baron Grenville

attributed to Thomas Athow, after John Hoppner
watercolour, early 19th century
NPG D23285

Henry Addington, 1st Viscount Sidmouth, attributed to Thomas Athow, after  Thomas Phillips, after  John Singleton Copley - NPG D23286

Henry Addington, 1st Viscount Sidmouth

attributed to Thomas Athow, after Thomas Phillips, after John Singleton Copley
watercolour, early 19th century
NPG D23286

John Freeman-Mitford, 1st Baron Redesdale, attributed to Thomas Athow, after  Sir Thomas Lawrence - NPG D23287

John Freeman-Mitford, 1st Baron Redesdale

attributed to Thomas Athow, after Sir Thomas Lawrence
watercolour, early 19th century
NPG D23287

Sir Randolph Crewe (Crew), attributed to Thomas Athow - NPG D23259

Sir Randolph Crewe (Crew)

attributed to Thomas Athow
watercolour, early 19th century
NPG D23259

Sir Thomas Crewe (Crew), attributed to Thomas Athow, after  Unknown artist - NPG D23261

Sir Thomas Crewe (Crew)

attributed to Thomas Athow, after Unknown artist
watercolour, early 19th century
NPG D23261

William Bromley, attributed to Thomas Athow, after  Thomas Phillips, after  Michael Dahl - NPG D23278

William Bromley

attributed to Thomas Athow, after Thomas Phillips, after Michael Dahl
watercolour, early 19th century
NPG D23278

Sir Thomas Hanmer, 4th Bt, attributed to Thomas Athow, after  Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt - NPG D23279

Sir Thomas Hanmer, 4th Bt

attributed to Thomas Athow, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
watercolour, early 19th century
NPG D23279

Charles Abbot, 1st Baron Colchester, attributed to Thomas Athow, after  James Northcote - NPG D23288

Charles Abbot, 1st Baron Colchester

attributed to Thomas Athow, after James Northcote
watercolour, early 19th century
NPG D23288

Charles Manners Sutton, 1st Viscount Canterbury, attributed to Thomas Athow, after  Unknown artist - NPG D23289

Charles Manners Sutton, 1st Viscount Canterbury

attributed to Thomas Athow, after Unknown artist
watercolour, circa 1817
NPG D23289